Favorite Thing to Do with Rhubarb

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  1. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member

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    Either the rain or my dog broke off a bunch of big stalks from my mom's rhubarb plant.

    What should I do with them? We just had a crumble the other night. A pie seems like a lot of work.

    Many bonus points if you know of something that doesn't have 15 cups of sugar in it!
     
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    cut it up with a few strawberries, add a small splash of lemon, vanilla, small splash of water, and roughly 1/2 cup of splenda (or a few packets to taste) and simmer on the stove till it mushes down. Oh and put it over ice cream. Usually I'll use a lot less splenda than the 1/2 cup, more like 1/4 cup if I'm putting it on the ice cream.
     
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    Throw it away probably isn't a good answer, I'm guessing?

    Failing that, I found some salad recipes for it, some of them look pretty good, if it weren't for the Rhubarb. LOL
    http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/salad
     
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    I always make jam!!

    I have no idea what the recipe for you would be, because a certian sugar isn't availble in the US :(
     
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    Jam. Syrup. om nom nom nom.

    I don't drink, but one of my friends likes to make rhubarb wine. I have no idea how involved it is though.
     
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    Thanks guys! I made crisp last night to get rid of some of it and still have enough for another crisp ++. Apparently you can freeze it, so that's its fate for the time being (not sure I want to get into a big jam project or something right now!). I am totally going to try making wine some day!

    I actually didn't think of substituting Splenda for sugar, I might try that! That would make me feel better about most recipes out there.

    Some of the salads look cool! I don't mind nibbling on raw rhubarb but a salad of it is a bit much... the recipes where it's cooked and cooled look good though!

    Thanks!
     
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    I really have nothing constructive to add, except I'd never normally eat rhubarb, but had a rhubarb pudding when we went out the other week and it was THE best dessert I have EVER eaten. Granted it was cooked by a Michelin star chef....

    It was rhubarb champagne trifle.

    And I nearly died with bliss.

    If you can make that, you might too!!

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    My mom used to make strawberry rhubarb pies all the time. The strawberries cut the tartness and lessen the sugar you need.
     

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